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Cynthia Freeland University of Houston. Nov 08, Scott Roberts rated it it was amazing Shelves: But Freeland takes a much more expansive view, looking at art theory from Plato forward.

She is also author of The Naked and the Undead: Renewed my faith in Oxford scholars and their ability to have intelligent things to say about wide ranging and intriguing topics. A very good introduction to art theory. Every Very Short Introduction gives introductioh readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has introductiob and influenced society.

Recommendations from the same category Art Theory: Added to PP index Total downloads 38of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 10 50, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Sign in to use this feature. I enjoyed the chapter that discussed ‘the canon’ and problems with canons, as well as textile arts and how they relate to gender and repression, and the author’s comments on female artists and how their work is often downplayed by being labelled ‘female’ Is it possible to enjoy art from a religious perspective, even though you might disagree with that religion?


Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Cognition, Creation, Comprehension 7. It also explains Serrano’s Piss Chnthia quite well, and has a general introduction involv Excellent introduction to art theory, divided into chapters dealing with a certain topic and how it relates to art. Worked as a nice repetition of what’s been on the curriculum so far, with some unique inclusions of art examples.

Paul Crowther – – Oxford University Press. Publications Pages Publications Pages. This was a highly enjoyable read, and one which absorbs easily. A Very Short Introduction.

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Sep 08, Ellen rated it liked it. Public Health and Epidemiology. Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt. Want to Read saving…. If you are starting from scratch this is a good beginning. Apr 17, Hein rated it it was ok. Kajsa rated it liked it Dec 23, She has published on topics in the philosophy of art and film, ancient Greek philosophy, and feminist theory.

Academic Skip to main content. It inspired me to delve deeper into that aspect of art theory. Ebook This title is available as an ebook.


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This work discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain’s role in perceiving art. Other introdduction – View all Art Theory: I’m not sure what I expected but I was disappointed the ideas were shallow and uninteresting.

Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative–yet always balanced and complete–discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Do you think that a garden can be a work of art?